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Find more Schaffner relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 136 less people named Schaffner in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 2,093 people named Schaffner in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 6% less people named Schaffner in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,957 people named Schaffner were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 1,905 rented out rooms to boarders
  • For 1,010 females, Elizabeth was the most common name
  • The youngest was 1 and the oldest was 95
  • 17% of women had paying jobs

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As Schaffner families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 248 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 31% were first-generation Americans
  • 654 were first-generation Americans
  • 13% migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940